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The Birth of the NRA: Wingate, Church & The Leech Cup

The NRA was founded 150 years ago "To Promote And Encourage Rifle Shooting On A...

Colt's Model 1855 Revolving Rifle in the Civil War

Though eclipsed by other repeaters—such as the Henry and Spencer—the rifle version of Col. Colt’s...

Rifleman Q & A: Cartridge Nomenclature

I see ammunition listed all sorts of ways—.22 cal., .223 Rem., .44-40, 32-30, .38-40, 7.62...

Silk & Steel: Firearm-Wielding Women on the Frontier

From the days of the first colonists and the Wild West to today, American women...

The Remington-Lee Rifle: Ahead of Its Time

Today, the detachable box magazine is part of virtually every military rifle, but there was...

Remington Revolvers in the Civil War

When one thinks of percussion revolvers in U.S. military service, Colt’s percussion revolvers tend to...

U.S. Model 1855 Springfield: The Rifle-Musket of the Regulars

Developed with a revolutionary Maynard tape-priming system, the Model 1855 Springfield rifle-musket was the official...

Defining the 'American Rifleman:' Three Traditions of Riflery

Long-held forms of American riflery—precision, classic and defensive—reveal the specialized tools and skills that form...

I Have This Old Gun: “Monkey Tail” Carbine

As early as the 1850s, the British Board of Ordnance, recognizing breechloading firearms were the...

Exploded View: Mossberg Brownie Pistol

From the American Rifleman archives comes this 1995 "Exploded View" by then Editor-in-Chief Pete Dickey.

Back to Basics: Choosing the Best Buttstock

In order to accurately deliver a shot from a rifle that the buttstock fit the...

I Have This Old Gun: Pattern 1856 “Enfield” Cavalry Carbine

In the 1850s, Britain’s military, like others in Europe and the New World, realized that...

Back to Basics: 5 Things That Will Improve Your Handgun Marksmanship

Do these things every time, and you will be one with your handgun.

Cimarron Firearms and The Guns of "Spaghetti Westerns"

Cimarron Firearms Co. blends the authenticity of Old West legend with popular culture to offer...

Cimarron Comes to Hollywood

Cimarron has been the “go to” source for directors, actors and prop men looking for...

Product Preview: Lyman 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine

The No. 1 Tang Sight paved the way for William Lyman and the Lyman Gun...

Back to Basics: Cast Bullets

Old fashioned or out of date? Nothing could be further than the truth. Cast bullets...

Knockout Punch: The 300 AAC Blackout

The 300 BLK offers shooters a cartridge that packs in a relatively heavy .30-cal. projectile...

Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.

Is the .45-70 Gov't. Cartridge Still Relevant?

Is a big-bore rifle round used to fight the Spanish-American War still a good choice...
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